Shredded Wheat Nutrition

October 14, 2017 / Nutrition Articles
Shredded Wheat Nutrition

A bowl of shredded wheat nutrition is one of the best ways to start your day, and is far healthier than many other cereals. Produced from 100% shredded wholewheat, it is made into squares or oblongs and is a great base of low calories and ZERO cholesterol.

Two biscuits of shredded wheat equate to around 46g, in which there are only 150 calories. Essential proteins, fats and some carbohydrates make up the rest. With a reasonable quantity of other vitamins and minerals.

You can eat shredded wheat at any time, but always chose the natural variety, not those with added ‘frosting’ or flavoured varieties such as Honey Nut or Vanilla Almond as these contain a higher calorie and sugar ratio. Of course, do eat them with low GI fruits or nuts.

Whole grain products such as shredded wheat are one of the best sources of ‘good’ carbohydrates so there is no need to add sugary substances to them, and run the risk of contracting diabetes or even cancer.

Those suffering with diabetes can happily eat this cereal as it is low in fat and cholesterol which promotes weight loss when combined with proper exercise. Refined cereals can definitely raise blood sugar levels and they also are lacking in important nutrients.

The main health benefits of shredded nutrition wheat are:

Protein

Proteins supply the body with energy and are required for many growth functions, such as skin, hair, muscles and cartilage, along with being beneficial in tissue repair. Protein also supports the immune system and fights off infection. Lack of sufficient protein can cause diseases such as anaemia. You can expect at least 5g of protein from a small bowl of shredded wheat.

B Vitamins

These vitamins play an essential role in energy production, and the metabolism of carbs, protein and fat intake. They are also beneficial to the nervous system, control of stress related illnesses, and improve and strengthen muscular function.

Iron

A breakfast of shredded wheat can contain up to 5% of the recommended daily intake. As a mineral, iron is vital in the production of haemoglobin in red blood cells, and responsible for the distribution of oxygen throughout the body. Iron is also important in the production of certain enzymes that affect metabolism, growth and repair functions in the body. It also helps convert blood sugar into energy, and protects against the development of blood related illnesses, such as anaemia.

Fibre

Shredded Wheat Nutrition BenefitsFibre is a vital part in keeping cholesterol under control and is part responsible for the production of LDL’s (good cholesterol) which prevents the build up of placque in the arteries and consequently reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. It also helps in regulation of the digestive system and bowel movement. A bowl of shredded wheat will provide 5g of fibre as part of your recommended daily intake.

Conclusion On Shredded Wheat Nutrition

The above dietary elements are the ones that are always thought about, but other contributory minerals such as Magnesium and Zinc, are also present in shredded wheat and important to a healthy body. Magnesium supports the activities of enzymes in the body, whilst muscles and nerves depend on its presence in order to function properly. Magnesium also acts with calcium in the growth of strong and healthy bones.

The main activity of zinc in the body is for wound repair as it boosts the immune system and supports the skeletal structure. Wounds will heal faster with ample zinc in your system.

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